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14th May '16 11:20:39 PM nombretomado
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* Humorously done in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' with Patrick's behavior as TheCasanova. He has it as engrained behavior to leave immediately after sex and instictively make a telephone sign should his lover be awake as he is leaving. This understandably creates problems when Sally tries to start a long-term relationship with him.

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* Humorously done in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' with Patrick's behavior as TheCasanova. He has it as engrained behavior to leave immediately after sex and instictively instinctively make a telephone sign should his lover be awake as he is leaving. This understandably creates problems when Sally tries to start a long-term relationship with him.



* Midge on ''MadMen'': "You know the rules. I don't make promises, and I don't make breakfast."
* Subverted on ''{{ER}}'' when Carol wakes up and finds Doug gone. He walks into the room a second later with breakfast and teases her about her thinking that he had left, although given his previous behavior (he did this frequently the first time they dated) he can hardly blame her.
* Used on ''RaisingHope''. The morning after Jimmy and Lucy have sex, Jimmy wakes up to find his van empty. He then goes into the house to find Lucy in the kitchen, talking to his family.

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* Midge on ''MadMen'': ''Series/MadMen'': "You know the rules. I don't make promises, and I don't make breakfast."
* Subverted on ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' when Carol wakes up and finds Doug gone. He walks into the room a second later with breakfast and teases her about her thinking that he had left, although given his previous behavior (he did this frequently the first time they dated) he can hardly blame her.
* Used on ''RaisingHope''.''Series/RaisingHope''. The morning after Jimmy and Lucy have sex, Jimmy wakes up to find his van empty. He then goes into the house to find Lucy in the kitchen, talking to his family.
21st Apr '16 9:09:40 PM SamCurt
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* Standard etiquette among the nobility of the Heian Era (794-1185AD in Japan). It was much ''more'' embarrassing if your lover stuck around, forcing you to explain or hide his presence from your awakening and inevitably curious ladies-in-waiting. In fact, the great Heian lady poet and [[{{Diary}} ancient blogger]], Sei Shonagon, even wrote an entry in ''Literature/ThePillowBook'' detailing the ideal technique for a young man slipping graciously away in the morning.

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* Standard etiquette among the nobility of the Heian Era (794-1185AD in Japan). It was much ''more'' embarrassing if your lover stuck around, forcing you to explain or hide his presence from your awakening and inevitably curious ladies-in-waiting. In fact, the great Heian lady poet and [[{{Diary}} ancient blogger]], Sei Shonagon, Creator/SeiShonagon, even wrote an entry in ''Literature/ThePillowBook'' detailing the ideal technique for a young man slipping graciously away in the morning.
17th Apr '16 11:39:50 PM JackG
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* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' loves and leaves Valeria in the movie, in order to head to the Mountain of Power and infiltrate Thulsa Doom's cult to take vengeance for his people. He gets his ass kicked by the cultists when Doom uncovers him.

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* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' loves and leaves Valeria in the movie, in order to head to the Mountain of Power and infiltrate Thulsa Doom's cult to take vengeance for his people. He She chases after him, which is just as well because Conan gets his ass kicked by the cultists when Doom uncovers him.
17th Apr '16 11:32:35 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). Government assassin Dr Hemlock meets a beautiful black stewardess on the aircraft taking him to Switzerland and spends the night with her, only to find she's gone the next day. Then to his delight she rings him on the phone...[[HoneyTrap only to tell him to get in contact with his spymaster boss]].

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* Played with in ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). Government assassin Dr Hemlock meets a beautiful black stewardess on the aircraft taking him to Switzerland and spends the night with her, only to find she's gone the next day. day. Then to his delight she rings him on the phone...[[HoneyTrap only to tell him to get in contact with his spymaster boss]].


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* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. [=McCarthy=] spends the night with a woman, then has an OhCrap the next morning when he realises he's got a meeting with his superior. The woman assumes this trope and refuses to talk to him again, despite repeated attempts.
17th Apr '16 11:29:02 PM JackG
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* Played with in ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). Government assassin Dr Hemlock meets a beautiful black stewardess on the aircraft taking him to Switzerland and spends the night with her, only to find she's gone the next day. Then to his delight she rings him on the phone...[[HoneyTrap only to tell him to get in contact with his spymaster boss]].
26th Mar '16 8:52:08 AM nombretomado
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* Charlie in ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' does this often.

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* Charlie in ''TwoAndAHalfMen'' ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' does this often.



* Humorously done in ''{{Coupling}}'' with Patrick's behavior as TheCasanova. He has it as engrained behavior to leave immediately after sex and instictively make a telephone sign should his lover be awake as he is leaving. This understandably creates problems when Sally tries to start a long-term relationship with him.

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* Humorously done in ''{{Coupling}}'' ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' with Patrick's behavior as TheCasanova. He has it as engrained behavior to leave immediately after sex and instictively make a telephone sign should his lover be awake as he is leaving. This understandably creates problems when Sally tries to start a long-term relationship with him.
18th Mar '16 11:48:48 PM Hossmeister
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10th Mar '16 11:35:31 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Prince Blueblood mentions that he has had several one night stands over the years, but he always wakes up to find the mares gone. He later realizes it was because they were turned off by his PrinceCharmless behavior. When he TookALevelInKindness, he finally gets a steady girlfriend in Arcane Spell.
19th Feb '16 7:51:55 AM eroock
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->''Just call me angel of the morning, Angel\\
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.''

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->''Just ->''"Just call me angel of the morning, Angel\\
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.''"''
23rd Jan '16 8:59:14 PM karstovich2
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* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Divided Loyalties'', Talia (in Ivanova's quarters) wakes up and is surprised to find the other half of the bed empty. The next scene is an attack on Lyta Alexander, who has arrived at the station to deliver a warning about a Psi Corps sleeper agent. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a bit of misdirection; after an episode with many clues pointing to Ivanova, the sleeper agent turned out to be Talia.]] The scene also serves as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar deniable]] indication of the characters' [[HideYourLesbians possible relationship]]. WordOfGod has since confirmed that they'd slept together in more than the strictly literal sense.

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* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Divided Loyalties'', Talia (in Ivanova's quarters) wakes up and is surprised to find the other half of the bed empty. The next scene is an attack on Lyta Alexander, who has arrived at the station to deliver a warning about a Psi Corps sleeper agent. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a bit of misdirection; after an episode with many clues pointing to Ivanova, the sleeper agent turned out to be Talia.]] The scene also serves as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar deniable]] indication of the characters' [[HideYourLesbians possible possible]] [[BiTheWay relationship]]. WordOfGod has since confirmed that they'd slept together in more than the strictly literal sense.
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